In Void’s latest Music issue, Crazy Dave’s Music has a pretty epic Gear Guide spread. If you’re wondering where all the items came from, check em’ out below!
1. Jackson Adrian Smith Signature Guitar $499.99
The Jackson Adrian Smith Signature SDX Electric Guitar brings ‘Maiden’ fans a much sought after signature with a powerful basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, compound-radius rosewood fingerboard and High Output Jackson pickups in an HSS configuration. The five-way blade selector switch, Jackson tuners and Floyd Rose Special tremolo system provides all the great tones and playability any Adrian Smith inspired player could possibly need to ROCK!
Jackson Adrian Smith Signature SDX Electric Guitar
- Adrian Smith Signature SDX
- HSS Jackson pickup configuration
- Basswood Body with Maple Neck
- 22 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
- Floyd Rose Special bridge
2. Hercules RMX 2 $299.00
The Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 is a high-resolution digital audio console designed for mobile DJs. Stellar features include a brushed aluminum top panel, a broad working surface, easy-to-access buttons and knobs, precise and comprehensive controls, a built-in audio interface with 4 inputs and 4 outputs and an aggressive price. Get ready to see how the DJConsole RMX 2 is one of the most versatile portable DJ consoles in its category.
Mobility and Stability for High-Resolution Mixes
The Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 has been designed to enable mobile DJs as well as club and studio DJs to mix digital music at high resolution. This “nomadic” device simply connects to the USB port of a PC or Mac laptop. Broad enough in size to allow DJs to mix with unrivalled ease and precision, it is also compact enough to follow users to any event, and comes with its own transport bag.
RMX 2 is capable of sampling high-resolution 96KHz/24-bit audio for outstanding audio quality. For live mixing and seamless integration with the DJ’s professional environment, the DJConsole RMX 2 features a solid metal casing and non-slip pads guaranteeing perfect stability.
Designed for Precise, Swift Mixing
The Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 offers DJs precision and speed in all their moves, thanks to 2 ultra-precise jog wheels with pressure detection for moving within tracks and for scratching, 12 rotary switches, 36 transport buttons, 5 high-resolution (14-bit MIDI mode) faders, and an innovative and convenient general volume fader. The roomy layout of the controls allows DJs to create fumble-free mixes. Designed for quick and intuitive use, DJs will find their marks quickly, allowing them to focus their full attention and ability to the music and the dance floor.
Built-in Audio Interface With Specialized DJing Audio Features
As an expert in the design of audio interfaces, Hercules determined that the integration of an audio interface featuring 4 inputs and 4 outputs on the Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 was both obvious and essential. The RMX 2 offers 2 balanced XLR outs and 2 RCA outputs. 4 RCA inputs allow you to mix 2-channel audio from two separate sources.
Dedicated Software for Optimum Digital DJing Control
The RMX 2 comes with VirtualDJ 8 and DJUCED–function-rich software for both beginners and advanced DJs. Their user-friendly design gets you started mixing in just minutes: the controller and the software fit perfectly together. Instantly view the beats, track lengths, and which songs fit well for the next track to be played. Set the pitch intuitively or sync automatically for smooth transitions. Customize your songs with loops, effects and samples.
The Hercules DJConsole RMX 2 is a MIDI controller and therefore compatible with other MIDI-controlled software applications.
What’s in the Box?
Hercules DJConsole RMX 2, USB cable, transport bag, power adapter, CD with PC/Mac DJ software, installation guide.
3. Pigtronix War Hog $164.99- Crazy Dave’s Music Exclusive
Ultra High Gain Metal Distortion
For musicians who want extreme distortion, ear shattering EQ and overwhelming amounts of output, Pigtronix is proud to offer the custom shop WAR HOG. This roasting hot beast is Pigtronix highest gain pedal. Based on our acclaimed PolySaturator design, the War Hog ups the ante with more gain and shifted EQ points to satisfy shredders, heavy metal heads and hard rock players who can’t get enough of a good thing.
Sporting a custom hot rod silver sparkle finish that is hand-painted by Jason Myrold, the War Hog will add some viscous BLING to your pedal board. Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, the War Hog lets you heap on the FAT without any regard to common decency, decorum or manners. Do like over the top tone?… then the War Hog is for you!
Ultra High Gain Distortion
3-band 12 DB / Octave Graphic EQ
Class A, J-FET front end
Original JRC4558D op-amps throughout
Pigtronix 18VDC Adapter included
Circuit Design by Howard Davis
Sound Design by David Koltai
Chassis Size = 4.4″ x 2.4″ x 1″
4. Zvex Vexter Series Fat Fuzz Factory Effects Pedal Z.Vex $199
Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to introduce you to the Fat Fuzz Factory, a take on the original company flag ship Fuzz Factory. The Fat Fuzz Factory features a sub switch that opens the pedal up to an astounding new bottom end. This means the pedal can oscillate at much lower registers, giving it some very interesting thunder broom synth qualities. Based on Z.Vex field reports, this new fatness lends itself particularly well to the bass guitar, and rips equally well on guitar.
5. Seymour Duncan Whole Lotta Humbucker Set of pickups $224.95
Warmth and balanced note-to-note clarity with natural compression.
In his youth, Seymour Duncan spent time in London and aided fellow young guitar players with defining their sound through pickups. This wouldn’t be much of a story if one of these lads didn’t go on to change the world. Seymour’s special rewound PAFs went into a Les Paul and captured a sound that blasted through a Marshall stack and into history. These same pickups are now available as the Whole Lotta Humbucker.
The recipe for these pickups starts with a rough cast Alnico 5 magnet, plain enamel wire, and Seymour’s unique wind pattern. The bridge is a hotter-than-vintage 8.78k DC resistance and the neck is similarly beefy at 8.20k. Tonally, the rough cast magnets add warmth and balanced note-to-note clarity so everything sounds bigger. What is sonically unique about the Whole Lotta Humbucker pickups is the way that they push your amp and add a very slight natural compression and sustain to your playing.
Use the Whole Lotta Humbucker set for the “original” sound or try the bridge with an Alnico 2 magnet neck pickup, like the Pearly Gates, for a distinct in-between position tone. Utilize the 4-conductor cable on each pickup with push/pull pots or mini-switches for complete flexibility.
Use in any Mahogany or warm-toned solid body guitar with a Rosewood fingerboard for the “original” sound.
6. EMG James Hetfield signature set of pickups $239.00
History was made April 23, 2011 at “The Big 4” event in Indio California with four of the biggest acts in metal playing together for the first time in the U.S. On this same day Metallica founder and front man James Hetfield unleashed his new EMG JH Set to 60,000 metal-hungry fans.
The JH Set is a totally new dimension for EMG with the design being driven solely with the input of James Hetfield. In early 2009 James Hetfield contacted EMG Pickups president Rob Turner and presented him with a challenge: to create a “stealth” looking set that captures the clarity and punch of a passive pickup and still retains the legendary active tone that molded a generation.
Featuring sleek black nickel plated caps and EMG’s Solderless Installation System™ components, the JH Set consists of the JH-N (neck) and the JH-B (bridge). Both pickups were patterned after the pickups James has used for 30 years but the end result was a completely different animal. The JH-N has individual ceramic poles and bobbins that feature a larger core and are taller than the 60. This produces more attack, higher output, and fuller low end in the neck position. The JH-B uses the same type of core but has steel pole pieces, unlike the 81 that uses bar magnets. This produces the familiar tight attack with less inductance for a cleaner low end.
7. Steinberg Cubase 7 Recording Software $499.00
The comprehensive top-of-the-line DAW, Steinberg Cubase 7 Music Production Software condenses almost three decades of Steinberg development into the most cutting-edge DAW anywhere. Used by star producers and musicians for composing, recording, mixing and editing music, Cubase combines outstanding audio quality, intuitive handling and a collection of highly advanced audio and MIDI tools. Whether you record an orchestra, a huge live rock show, or a band in the studio, Cubase is sublime in every sense of the word.
With more musical features than ever, Cubase 7 delivers a truly unrivaled creative production experience. Sparkling with its entirely overhauled mixing console, a new Chord track alongside the innovative Chord Assistance, advanced VariAudio, more instrument content and an array of enhancements make Cubase 7 smarter and faster in every way.
Steinberg Cubase 7 Music Production Software Features
Ideal for Professional producers, mixing engineers, composers
32-bit/192 kHz Steinberg audio engine with 5.1 surround support
Record and mix unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks
Key, Score, Drum and List Editor for intuitive note, chord or beat creation and editing
Full instrument expression control on single-note level, plus intuitive handling of articulations and dynamics
Professional music notation and score edting and printing feature set
Easy chord management and intelligent composing assistance
66 high-end audio effect plug-ins
8 virtual instruments with more than 2,800 presets
18 MIDI plug-ins
Full audio editing toolset state-of-the-art transient and tempo detection
Drum replacement functions and advanced audio quantization
Realtime time-stretching and pitch-shifting, zplane Elastique algorithms
Multitrack editing toolset
MIDI-style note editing of monophonic audio tracks and automatic voicing harmonization
MixConsole with integrated channel strip, full drag-and-drop support, A/B comparison, global bypass function and EBU-compliant loudness metering
5.1 surround support
Control Room: create monitoring setups and performer mixes
MixConvert delivers unmatched downmixing quality
Powerful automation system with 4 modes and dedicated control panel
Integration of external effect devices and instruments
Organize your files and presets in one central spot
Quick startup with the Project Assistant
Supports all common audio formats and standards plus FLAC support, direct SoundCloud export, OMF import/export and Fraunhofer MP3 encoding
4 hours of HD video tutorials included
Professional workflow: offline process history, key command macros, channel batch export
Collaborate with musicians around the globe using VST Connect SE
The completely new MixConsole excels not only in terms of usability, look and feel, but also sounds better than anything before it! Featuring full-screen mode, total scalability and quick in-place access to the parameters most relevant to the task, MixConsole adjusts seamlessly to notebook screens and large-scale displays.
With its extremely flexible channel layout, 12 dB boost and dedicated processing power per channel, an exceptional feel to the controls and comprehensive online and offline automation tools, MixConsole provides uncompromising audio quality and routing flexibility from the outset, with plenty of pristine headroom and a fundamentally transparent sonic signature.
Workflows for Professionals
Dedicated to our diehard users, Cubase 7 brings extraordinary workflow improvements to the table, delivering a genuine benefit to professionals working regularly with the mixer. Highlights include A/B comparison and global bypass for all audio effects, a plug-in search function as well as drag-and-drop support throughout.
Plus, dynamic sends and inserts provide a streamlined overview, whereas the professional meter bridge lets you keep track of your signals. Aiming on providing barrier-free accessibility to the blind and visually impaired, MixConsole is compatible with screen reader software and can be operated using only the computer keyboard.
The Cubase Channel Strip…
The brand-new channel strip in Cubase 7 offers that epic pro-console sound that lets you turn your songs into a hard-hitting, radio-ready production. Best of all, Allen Morgan, whose producing credits include Taylor Swift, Nine Inch Nails and many more crafted 150 channel strip presets, 150 track presets plus many FX chain presets.
… and Channel Central
The redesigned Channel Settings window gives you lightning quick access to all channel parameters, including input metering, routing assignments, the new channel strip with premier equalization and dynamics modules and essential aux as well as cue sends to create individual cue mixes. There’s no need for scrolling — the display follows you automatically wherever you are and updates each time you adjust controls on a different channel.
Monitor your audio’s loudness
In past years the loudness level has increased dramatically, especially in TV advertising. To align loudness levels easily and maintain dynamics without further increasing the peak level and compression rate, Cubase 7 comes with an integrated loudness meter that is fully compatible with the EBU R128 loudness standard. Precise measuring of integrated, momentary and short-term loudness enables you to keep track of your audio’s loudness and deliver in true EBU-compliant formats.
Remote control this
You asked for it and Cubase 7 delivers! Supporting many hardware remote controllers right out of the box, the all-new Remote Control Editor lets you visually customize the parameter layout of individual effects and instruments on your control surface. It’s as simple as it sounds — just select a hardware knob or button and chose which parameter to control and there you go! Various modes for rotaries and knobs plus the Learn mode make it even easier to assign parameters. Simply reassign the cutoff parameter of your favorite filter effect or synth to whatever rotary you want.
Remote Control Editor supports Avid System 5 MC, Avid Artist Series, Mackie Control, Steinberg Houston, WK-Audio’s ID, Yamaha DM2000 and more right out of the box.
8. Jackson green soloist 7 string SlatXmG3-7 $699.99
A 7-string shredder with EMG pickups and a tune-o-matic bridge.
The seven-string SLATTXMG3-7 features an arched Soloist basswood body, a three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement for superior stability, EMG 707 neck and bridge pickup set, a bound compound-radius (12”-16”) rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays, 24 jumbo frets, 26.5” scale and a string-through-body Tone Pros tune-o-matic bridge.
Built with the very latest in Jackson expertise and innovation, X Series models feature hot humbucking pickups, bound compound-radius fingerboards with our distinctive shark-fin inlays, tremolo and hard-tail bridges, and a fantastic selection of striking finishes. More than the sum of their parts, these guitars are imbued with an X factor that makes them perfect modern shred machines that bring Jackson to a whole new generation of fleet-fingered players.
Soloist archtop body
Neck-thru basswood body
3-piece maple neck with graphite reinforcement
EMG 707 pickups
42mm Standard Nut
Extra Thin U Neck Contour
24 XJ Frets
ESP Designed LH-150 (B) / LS-120 (M & N)
Finish: Distressed 2 Tone Burst
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10. ESP / LTD Snakebytes James Hetfield signature guitar $1099.00
The ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte has a set thin-profile U-shaped mahogany neck with a 24.75-inch scale, with a mahogany body and an ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets. The set neck construction assures you killer tone and endless sustain.
To top it off, the LTD Snakebyte comes entirely with high-end components, including Sperzel locking tuners, Schaller straplocks, a Tonepros locking bridge/tailpiece, and EMG JH Het Set active pickups and a pearloid snake inlay on the fingerboard at the 12th fret. . Plus, your ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte guitar will come to you in a formfitting ESP hardshell case.
The RØDE VideoMic is a professional grade 1/2″ condenser shotgun microphone designed for use with consumer video cameras and personal audio recorders.
The integrated shock mounting system isolates the VideoMic capsule and electronics from its all-metal shoe mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone.
Its standard sized shoe mount also includes a 3/8″ thread in the base for easy mounting on a boom pole or stand. (note that cameras with proprietary sized mounts require an additional adaptor.)
Its super cardioid polar pattern is highly directional, focusing on the subject in front of the camera, and minimising any surrounding sounds.
In addition to the microphone’s native 40Hz-20kHz response a selectable high-pass filter at 80Hz is available, which will prevent low end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded.
A -10dB and -20dB level attenuation (or PAD), selectable from inside the battery compartment, allows recording of loud sound sources, such as live music or motorsport.
The RØDE VideoMic directional on-camera microphone is covered by RØDE Microphones’ industry leading 10 year warranty.
12. EVH 100W All Tube Guitar Amp + EVH 4×12 Guitar Cab
Introducing the all-new EVH® 5150III amplifier from Eddie Van Halen’s brand, EVH. EVH 5150III heads and cabinets deliver the holy grail of tone – a truly clean channel, a super-heavy crunch channel and an off-the-scale overdrive channel you simply won’t believe. You get the incredible tones Eddie Van Halen has chased his whole life, as Eddie himself has defined and designed each of the 5150III amplifier’s three channels. Available in black or ivory, with an unmistakable look and sound that’s pure EVH.
100 watt, 16 Ohm, straight-front, 4×12″ mono cabinet loaded with Signature Celestion® G12EVH speakers.
13. EVH 2×12 guitar cab $499.00
The new EVH 5150 III 2×12 and 1×12 cabinets are the perfect companions for the new EVH 5150 III 50-Watt Head, delivering pure EVH sound and power in a compact package.
The 5150 III 2×12 cabinet is rated at 16 ohms and is loaded with two 12″ Celestion® G12H 30W Anniversary Series speakers; it is exactly half the cubic size (by volume) of its 4×12 big brother. Features head-mounting mechanism and tilt-back legs. Available in black and ivory.
14. EVH 50 watt tube guitar head $999.00
Loaded with pure EVH sound and power, the new EVH 5150 III 50-Watt Head is a scaled-down version of its acclaimed 100-watt big brother—the mighty 5150III head—with many of the same great features. Its smaller size and portability make it a perfect amp for players who want arena volume, tone and performance in a compact package. It pairs perfectly with the new EVH 5150 III 2×12 and 1×12 cabinets, in addition to the current EVH 5150 III 4×12 cabinet.
Highlighting two industry-acclaimed D-PRE microphone preamps, class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz converters and a rock- solid metal housing, the UR22 audio and MIDI interface provides pure sound wherever you are. With a dedicated high- impedance switch, a separate headphones jack and phantom power supply, this portable 2-in/2-out device is the perfect choice for mobile musicians, touring DJs and everyone in between.
16. CAD Trion 8000 $249.99
A real heavy hitter, all CAD Trion mics feature dual diaphragms and come in 3 different flavors. The Trion 8000 is a tube mic featuring a larger 1.25 in. diaphragm.
The Trion 8000 is a multi-pattern, externally biased, large dual diaphragm studio tube condenser microphone. The Trion 8000 incorporates a sophisticated, precision-machined, hand-assembled capsule. The low mass 1.12 in. gold vapor deposited, hand dampened diaphragms offer the warm, rich and open classic tube sound ideal for studio vocal recordings in the digital realm. Exceptional sensitivity, low distortion and an extended frequency response make the Trion 8000 an outstanding performer.
– 1.25″ gold-sputtered hand-dampened dual-diaphragm capsule
– Multi-pattern: Omnidirectional, Figure-8, Cardioid patterns
– Ideal for vocal and instrument recording
– Includes heavy-duty power supply with cable, professional shock mount, and aluminum carrying case
Discrete Class A electronics provide transparent, accurate sound reproduction. The transformer-coupled output ensures excellent RF immunity, cancellation of cable capacitance, and rejection of induced line noise. A 3-position polar pattern switch provides selection of omnidirectional, cardioid or figure-8 polar patterns for versatility and flexibility demanded in the professional recording environment.
The rugged metal housing and construction provide the durability required to withstand the harsh day-to-day demands of both live and studio applications. Featuring a heritage design, the Trion 8000 offers an aesthetically pleasing industrial profile. Accurate sound reproduction, high SPL capability and warm tube performance make this an excellent choice for the recording professional. Shock mount, heavy-duty aluminum carrying case, 25-foot 6-pin connector cable, and power supply are included. 115/230 VAC power required.
Seymour Duncan Mick Thomson Blackouts
9-volt active humbucker for aggressive playing styles. Recommended for all metal and heavy rock styles, including extreme low tunings.
Seymour Duncan Blackouts represent the pinnacle in active pickup technology, and Mick Thomson agrees. In his relentless quest for the ultimate tone, Mick asked for even tighter bottom, and more searing top end cut, and Seymour Duncan delivered with the EMTY, a pulverizing addition to our Blackouts line.
AHB-3 Blackouts are available as Mick’s two-humbucker set, or in individual neck and bridge models to mix and match with other Blackouts and Livewires Classic II active pickups. All versions come with all necessary mounting hardware, including pots, jack, and a battery clip.
For all humbucker guitars. The blade magnets make this pickup suitable for both humbucker and Trembucker spacings.
ESP / LTD H338 8 String Guitar
54mm Standard Nut
Thin U Neck Contour
24 XJ Frets
Black Satin Hardware
ESP ALH-208 (B & N) Active p.u.
Finish: BLKS (Black Satin)
Cad Sessions Headphones – $99.00
The Sessions™ MH510 is the result of a decade long collaboration of experience and professional audio expertise. Conceptualized and designed for the accomplished performer- Studio, Live or Playback – Get ready to experience your favorite tracks the way the artist intended. The Sessions™ MH 510 produce an articulate frequency response with extended lows, smooth mids & life like highs. Sound Pressure Level capability rivaling a concert experience. World class isolation ensures a private listening experience virtually eliminating bleed into the playback environment. Quality construction stands up to the most demanding performer while not sacrificing comfort. A power handling capability begging for more. Outfitted with two cables (coiled and straight), two sets of earpads to satisfy your changing demands.
Four Colors to choose from. Black, White/Red, Black Chrome and Black/Orange for the look & style your session deserves.
EMG KFK Kerry King Set
When Slayer’s Kerry King cranks his rig up and his hands fly across the fretboard, his tone is unmistakable. It is the sound of Armageddon and annihilation. He gets his aggressive crunch, overdrive and sick lead tones from the 81, 85 and the PA2 Gain Boost Switch.
EVH Wolfgang Pickup Set
It took over 80 prototypes in the development process before Eddie approved these humbucking pickups for the EVH Wolfgang guitar. They are balanced and able to deliver balls-out overdrive and sustain without sacrificing the ability to clean up magnificently and articulate the cleanest passages when the volume is rolled down.